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Cannonball Tree Flower 3


Cannonball Tree Flower 3
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Copyright: Ang Hwee Yong (Meerkat) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 896] (5258)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-24
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D70, AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR, Nikon 77mm Neutral Color
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-11-22 4:45
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Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The last photo (Cannonball tree flower 2), many people complaint about my distracting frame, personally I don't think it was that distracting. Anyway another photo of Cannonball tree flower and now without any the frame. Not sure if it really work and please everyone.

The cannonball tree (Couroupita guianensis) is native to South America and has
a very unique appearance with cannonball-like fruit borne on the trunk.
According to the first website below, it is not the cannonball-shaped fruit
that the Buddists find symbolic but the flower. They apparently use the flower
in their temples for its symbolism. One part of the flower reminds them of a
dagoba, a dome-shaped structure Buddists built to cover relics of Buddha or
relics of other Buddhist saints. The numerous flower parts remind them of
Budda's many followers. The upper part of the flower reminds them of a multi-
headed cobra, which once guarded Budda.

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  • clack (98)
  • [2006-11-22 11:34]

I like your photo very much!! A beautiful flower. Good sharpness, POV and DOF. But most of all I like the colors! Thanks for sharing

Greetings Claudia.

Hi Meerkat,
I love this flower and you captured it very pretty with good sharpness. It's amazing to see this interesting flower and hear the story with Buddha. Thanks for sharing, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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